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The Cow Shed

53 Northgate, Wakefield WF1 3BP, England
+44 1924 291044
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“steak” (244 reviews)
“pate” (22 reviews)
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British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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53 Northgate, Wakefield WF1 3BP, England
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Reviews (751)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my son for the early bird steak and chips; both were divine. This was the first time Id been back in 3 years and the quality of the food and service remaines top notch. I recommend the ginger and rhubarb pudding I loved...More

Thank sara H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is a small and busy restaurant and we were very lucky to find a free table. It is a very interesting old building with old beams. The menu choice was good with a number of specials as well and a good set menu as...More

Thank Nigel B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Cow Shed focuses on serving local seasonal produce cooked with a modern English style. Presented in a cosy and intimate dining room by of attentive waiting staff. Excellent service throughout. The wine list is interesting and extensive. Salmon and Prawn fishcakes were stunning -...More

Thank JWIL247
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the Cow shed for the first time for my birthday. Heard many good reports about this place and it certainly met all expectations. Amazing food, attentive staff and cosy environment. Will definitely return.

Thank Laura C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed an excellent lunch, with my steak cooked to perfection, although my husband said his was a bit on the rare side of medium (hence 4 stars). The chips and desserts to follow were superb. Efficient and friendly service without being too intrusive. Best...More

Thank CugsyWestYorkshire
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Five of us visited at lunchtime and chose the basics on the lunch menu - burgers, steaks and fishcakes. All dishes were excellent and the steak was bang on the medium rare requested. Staff were really friendly and efficient and the decor/atmosphere welcoming. The upstairs...More

Thank Miranda C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked midweek for Saturday evening, but could only get an early table 6pm which was the last table for 2 available. We were seated downstairs close to the bar, and soon the small room was full with diners, which surprised me for an early...More

Thank Whickerman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After eating at the famous Treehouse and leaving a little dissatisfied (though the atmosphere was great) we decided to try The Cow Shed. And we're glad we did. I had a spicy parsnip soup to start with a chunk of bread the size of a...More

Thank Sam W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went on a Saturday evening. On arrival we were promptly seated in the downstairs area of the restaurant. Tables are nicely set out so you are not on top of each other and you can see the kitchen at the far side of the room....More

Thank Helen W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such a great variety on the menu and the quality is outstanding. At first I thought the menu pricing was a little steep but after I ate I thought it was under priced for what you get. Steaks are brilliant. Service was class. Not much...More

Thank D4NZW
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you accommodate children?
27 April 2017|
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Response from Robert S |
Hi, we accommodate children but we don't have a children's menu, we can do smaller portions of some pasta, steak, chicken and salmon dishes on the lunch and dinner menus. We always do whatever we can. Cowshed Team🐮
Yvonne B
Hi I have coeliac (gluten free) and I have to also be careful of food cross contamination would you be able to cater for me
4 March 2017|
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Response from Fionnuala H | Property representative |
We don't have a specific menu but we always do what we can for those with food intolerances. Feel free to phone for a chat to discuss further. Admin
From looking at the pictures the food looks lovely but can I ask are the chips homemade they look like frozen chips ?
20 June 2016|
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Response from 406brownb | Reviewed this property |
Think they are frozen do not appear to be hand cut chips which I thought they would do. Much nicer...
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 65
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 53 Northgate, Wakefield WF1 3BP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Wakefield
  • Phone Number: +44 1924 291044
  • E-mail
The Cow Shed focuses on serving local seasonal produce, cooked with a modern English style – presented to you in our cosey and intimate dining room by a professional team of attentive waiting staff, and accompanied by a wide selection of wines.